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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
On the Tigris, 500 m. from its mouth, and connected with the Euphrates by canal; is the capital of a province, and one of the most flourishing cities of Asiatic Turkey; dates, wool, grain, and horses are exported; red and yellow leather, cotton, and silk are manufactured; and the transit trade, though less than formerly, is still considerable. It is a station on the Anglo-Indian telegraph route, and is served by a British-owned fleet of river steamers plying to Basra. Formerly a centre of Arabic culture, it has belonged to Turkey since 1638. An imposing city to look at, it suffers from visitations of cholera and famine.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Bagdad'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/b/bagdad.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.
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